The Edmonton Chamber Music Society


2002/2003 Concert Season

Main Series

The String Quartet and Friends: The Heart of Chamber Music

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - Quatuor Arthur LeBlanc and Dang Thai Son, piano
Saturday, January 18, 2003 - St. Lawrence Quartet
Saturday, March 1, 2003 - The Cassatt Quartet with Aaron Au, violin and Tanya Prochazka, cello
Saturday, March 15, 2003 - The Daedalus Quartet

Early Music Series

Early Music through the Ages

Saturday, October 19, 2002 - Scholars of London
Saturday, November 9, 2002 - Julie Harris & Janet Youngdahl, sopranos; Victor Coelho, lute
Saturday, February 15, 2003 - Red Priest

Scholars of London

This outstanding a capella group from England have long been known for their fine interpretations of Renaissance polyphony. A brilliant opening to our season!

An Elizabethan Entertainment

Julie Harris & Janet Youngdahl, sopranos; Victor Coelho, lute

Three outstanding Calary-based musicians specializing in theRenaissance song repertoire.

Soprano Julie Harris has appeared as a soloist with Tafelmusik, the Toronto Chamber Choir, Elora Festival Singers and the Calgary Bach Festival Society. She has roles in Baroque opera with Opera Atelier in Blow's Venus and Adonis, and Monteverdi's Orfeo with the Toronto Consort. She created and organizes the Early Music Voices Concert Series, now in its fourth season in Calgary.

Janet Youngdahl, soprano, has performed and recorded internationally with the German Mediaeval ensemble Sequentia. Recent performances have included the Proms at Royal Albert Hall, the Utrecht Festival for Early Music and Lincoln Center Summer Music Festival. A seasonal instructor at the University of Calgary, she has specialized in historical performance practice.

Victor Coelho is professor of music at the University of Calgary and an internationallyknown musicologist and performer. A graduate of Berkley and UCLA, he was awarded the Noah Greenberg award outstanding contributions to performance. Upcoming recordings include music for the 1608 Medici wedding. A prolific writer and performer, he is also director and lead guitartist in the Rooster Blues Band.

Join us for music from the time of Elizabeth I. Besides well-known favourites by John Dowland and Thomas Campion, explore not-so-familiar duets and solos byThomas Morley and Robert Jones. This will be a delightful evening of music-making from the courts and country houses of Elizabethan England.

Quatuor Arthur LeBlanc
with Dang Thai Son, piano

New Brunswick has a secret — and that's the QAL! The quartet is into its second decade with brio,performing widely nationally and internationally. The quartet takes its name from Arthur LeBlanc,a great violinist of Acadian descent who had an international career in the mid-20th century. Possessing an extensive repertoire, the quartet has enchanted audiences with its flexible and subtle musicianship.

Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son was propelled to international fame in 1980 when he won the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 10th International Chopin Competition. Mr. Son has been a Canadian citizen since 1995. Besides being an outstanding soloist, he is a gifted chamber musician — as this concert's collaboration shows!


Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Ravel La Valse
Frank Quintette avec piano, in F minor, M7

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Their international reputation continues to grow! An Edmonton favorite makes a welcome return.

Red Priest

A charismatic Baroque group — stunning! (Remember ? "Vivaldi, the Red Priest"…). We've not heard anything like them in years!

The Cassatt Quartet
with Aaron Au, violin and Tanya Prochazka, cello

This should be a real event! The two Brahms sextets with two of Edmonton's top musicians joining the marvellous Cassatt Quartet.

The Daedalus Quartet

Winners of the last Banff String Quartet competition — a dynamic young quartet not to be missed!